A team of researchers working at Johannes Kepler University has developed an autonomous drone using optical sectioning algorithm technology to improve search-and-rescue efforts. In their paper published in the journal Science Robotics, the group describes their drone modifications. Andreas Birk with Jacobs University Bremen has published a Focus piece in theRead More →

State-owned broadcast signal distribution company Sentech is in the market for autonomous drones to patrol South Africa’s borders. Sentech envisages a fleet of drones in a meshed network that co-ordinate with towers on the ground to spot illegal activity and alert operators. Ideally its drones will be capable of otherRead More →

After operating in stealth mode for the last four years, San Francisco-based Xwing said in a news release last week it has carried out a number of passenger-carrying flights from take-off to landing remotely using a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan. Xwing’s Auto-flight System retrofits existing aircraft into optionally piloted vehicles byRead More →